Wood Wins Four-Hole Playoff to Earn Medalist Honors at First Energy Intercollegiate
April 29, 2007
AKRON, Ohio--Entering Sunday's final round in third place, just one stroke out of second and two strokes out of first, sophomore Ben Wood made up ground over the final 18 holes of the tournament to land in a three-way tie for first place at one-under par 215.
Wood faced Stefan Wiedergruen (UNC Charlotte) and Graham Hill (Eastern Michigan) in a play-off for medalist honors at the First Energy Intercollegiate and outlasted them in a four-hole playoff to become the first Miami golfer to capture medalist honors since Matt Thomas was a co-medalist at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge in October of 2004.
Wood's performance helped lift Miami to a tie for ninth place with Western Kentucky University among the 17-team field at the First Energy Intercollegiate.
Miami will compete at the Mid-American Conference Championships May 3-5 at Medallion Golf Course in Westerville, Ohio.
T9 Miami 308 298 295 901 T1 Ben Wood 72 70 73 215* T51 Aaron Crist 78 79 73 230 T51 Ben Bastel 79 78 73 230 T51 Josh Dean 79 73 78 230 T69 Andrew Aseltine 81 77 76 234 * Won a four-hole playoff to capture medalist honors